Friday, June 27, 2008


July 1st Is Canada Day

While Canadians celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, it was not always called by that name. Before Confederation it was known as Dominion Day, celebrating the events that occurred on July 1, 1867, when The British North America Act created the Canadian federal government, "one Dominion under the name of Canada." On Oct. 27, 1982, Dominion Day was officially renamed "Canada Day" by an Act of Parliament. Successive Canadian governments have downplayed the colonial status. If Canada Day falls on Sunday, it is observed the following day.

For information on why the beaver is our national symbol, click on the link below...quite interesting!! You will say..
"I didn't know that!"

Canada Day is an opportunity to gather in our communities, from coast to coast to coast, and to proudly celebrate all we have in common. It is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, which were born in the audacious vision and shared values of our ancestors, and which are voiced in nearly all of the languages of the world through the contribution of new Canadians. is an opportunity to gather in our communities, from coast to coast to coast, and to proudly celebrate all we have in common.

Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Estimated Population of Canada as of July 1, 2008
will reach 33,305,836

The main highway system (completed in 1962) is called the Trans-Canada Highway.-It goes from St. John's NFLD to Victoria, B.C.-The highway is 7 604 kilometres long. -It is the longest national highway in the world.For more interesting facts about Canada, that you may have forgotten from those far away school days, this is an interesting and easy link to read.

For most of us, it's a chance to get together, and have fun, either it be getting together to drink beer, "Canadian" of course, have fun with the family, or enjoy our great outdoors.

Watch out for these fellow's!!!

I know it's not Canada Day, just yet, but it's the holiday weekend beginning NOW, so why celebrate!

I'll be back with some wedding pictures and stories tomorrow. Tom's daughter and Dave are getting hitched!!

WE wish them all the happiness in the world.

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